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Holy Pleistocene Batman, the answer's in the cave

6 weeks ago from Science Daily

Examining a 3-meter stack of bat feces has shed light on the landscape of the ancient continent of Sundaland. The research could help explain the biodiversity of present-day Borneo, Sumatra,...

5 years after crisis began, Flint working to finish water upgrades

6 weeks ago from UPI

Five years after a change that exposed tens of thousands in Flint, Mich., to contaminated water, the city hopes to finish inspecting and replacing problematic pipes this summer.

Holy Pleistocene Batman, the answer's in the cave

6 weeks ago from Physorg

Let's say you wanted to solve a 20,000-year-old mystery, where would you start? Perhaps archaeology and geology come to mind. Or, you could sift through a 3-metre pile of bat...

Reviving Brazil's indigenous languages

6 weeks ago from Physorg

Thousands of indigenous languages have disappeared in Brazil since it was colonized by Portugal in the 16th century.

Lockheed Martin awarded $117.1M contract for F-35 parts

6 weeks ago from UPI

Lockheed Martin has received a $117.1 million contract modification for a variety of spares for the F-35 fighter planes of the U.S. Air Force and Marines.

Modern analysis of ancient hearths reveals Neanderthal settlement patterns

6 weeks ago from Science Daily

Ancient fire remains provide evidence of Neanderthal group mobility and settlement patterns and indicate specific occupation episodes, according to a new study.

Ravens make Justin Tucker highest-paid kicker in NFL history

6 weeks ago from UPI

One of the NFL's best kickers is now the highest-paid kicker in league history, after the Baltimore Ravens rewarded Justin Tucker Wednesday with a new contract.

World War II-era bomb prompts evacuations in Cologne, Germany

6 weeks ago from UPI

An ordnance disposal team defused a World War II-era bomb discovered Wednesday in Cologne, Germany, city officials said.

Excavations show hunter-gatherers lived in the Amazon more than 10,000 years ago

6 weeks ago from Sciencenews.org

Early foragers may have laid the foundation for farming’s ascent in South America’s tropical forests.

Modern analysis of ancient hearths reveals Neanderthal settlement patterns

6 weeks ago from Physorg

Ancient fire remains provide evidence of Neanderthal group mobility and settlement patterns and indicate specific occupation episodes, according to a new study published in PLOS ONE on April 24, 2019...

'Beautiful Nightmare' Crab Sported Lobster Shell, Shrimp Mouth and Soccer Ball Eyes

6 weeks ago from Live Science

An ancient crab that lived during the dinosaur age was so strange, paleontologists are calling it the platypus of the crab world.

Crabs, lobsters and shrimp now have a family tree dating 500 million years

6 weeks ago from Physorg

Researchers have for the first time traced the roots of crabs, lobsters and shrimp to create the family tree of crustaceans people love to eat.

Firefighters evacuate homes after freight train derails in North Texas

6 weeks ago from UPI

Nearly two dozen homes in North Texas were evacuated Wednesday after a freight train carrying highly flammable ethanol derailed and caught fire in Fort Worth, authorities said.

Archaelogists find mummy-filled tomb in Egyptian city of Aswan

6 weeks ago from UPI

Archaeologists have found more than 30 mummies enshrined in a tomb discovered in Aswan, an ancient city in southern Egypt.

South Korea uncovers hundreds of undocumented workers

6 weeks ago from UPI

South Korea immigration authorities say they have found 635 people in breach of law.

Firefighters evacuate homes after freight train derails in North Texas

6 weeks ago from UPI

Nearly two dozen homes in North Texas were evacuated Wednesday after a freight train carrying highly flammable ethanol derailed and caught fire in Fort Worth, authorities said.

New perennial brome-grass from Iberian Peninsula named after Picos de Europa National Park

6 weeks ago from Physorg

Picos de Europa National Park has given its name to a new species of perennial bromegrass, discovered in Spain. Bromus picoeuropeanus belongs to a rather underrepresented on the Iberian Peninsula...

A Neanderthal tooth discovered in Serbia reveals human migration history

6 weeks ago from Physorg

In 2015, our Serbian-Canadian archaeological research team was working at a cave site named Pešturina, in Eastern Serbia, where we had found thousands of stone tools and animal bones. One...

Uncovering Polynya: Research unravels 43-year-old mystery in Antarctica

6 weeks ago from Physorg

A study led by NYU Abu Dhabi (NYUAD) Research Scientist Diana Francis has unraveled the four decade long mystery surrounding the occurrence of a mid-sea Polynya - a body of...

Zoologists identify two new bird species in Indonesia

6 weeks ago from UPI

Researchers have discovered two new bird species on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi. The two species belong to the white-eyes family.

What happens now we've found the site of the lost Australian freighter SS Iron Crown, sunk in WWII

6 weeks ago from Physorg

Finding shipwrecks isn't easy – it's a combination of survivor reports, excellent archival research, a highly skilled team, top equipment and some good old-fashioned luck.

Ancient Greek Murder Victim Died with Weirdly Perfect Circle in Chest

6 weeks ago from Live Science

About 2,000 years ago, a heavily muscled man was murdered on a Greek island. The killer drove a seven-pointed spear into the man's chest with such force that it left...

Egypt: Archaeologists uncover ancient tomb with mummies

6 weeks ago from Physorg

Egypt says archaeologists have uncovered an ancient tomb with mummies believed to date back about 2,000 years in the southern city of Aswan.

DNA gives insight into prehistoric bonds between dogs and humans

6 weeks ago from Physorg

Domestic dogs come in all shapes and sizes, but the animals we now regard as man's best friend may have originated from just two populations of wolves, research suggests. The...

See beautiful fossils from top Cambrian sites around the world

6 weeks ago from Sciencenews.org

Troves of Cambrian fossils are known at more than 50 places around the world. Here are five standout spots.

DNA gives insight into prehistoric bonds between dogs and humans

6 weeks ago from Science Blog

Domestic dogs come in all shapes and sizes, but the animals we now regard as man’s best friend may have originated from just two populations of wolves, research suggests. The...

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un arrives in Vladivostok for summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin

6 weeks ago from UPI

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un arrived in the Russian city of Vladivostok on Wednesday for his first summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Famous birthdays for April 24: Kelly Clarkson, Shirley MacLaine

6 weeks ago from UPI

Singer Kelly Clarkson turns 37 and actor Cedric the Entertainer turns 55, among the famous birthdays for April 24.